On Oct 10, 2012, at 11:49 AM, Paul Tanner <upprho@gmail.com> wrote:

Would you ever be prepared to see all those extra-curricular school
activities that you enjoyed and your children would enjoy flushed so
that the schools would then have the money to hire enough extra
teachers to see their working time spent in front of a class cut
almost in half and thus their working time spent not in front of a
class almost doubled, even if the standards in terms of minimum
requirements to become a teacher became the highest in the world?

I thought not.

Now you are thinking words into my mouth?

Actually, my target for my son is one of the two choice schools in our district (7th through 12th grade) and they are not big on sports. My view is that you can have schools with sports and schools without sports.

Bob Hansen